PISCES: Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems

PISCES is an international research and education center dedicated to the development of new technologies needed to sustain life on the Moon and beyond. It was created in March 2007 as an official center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and was funded by the Hawaii State Legislature in June 2007. The center is being built on partnerships between industry, academia and the governments of space-faring nations around the world, but particularly those on the Pacific Rim, which is geographically centered in Hawaii. PISCES was conceived by the Japan-U.S. Science, Technology & Space Applications Program (JUSTSAP) under the auspices of the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT).

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center

A unique Hawaiian voyage through Time & Space, tells dual stories of the renowned Mauna Kea volcano, with its world-famous astronomy and rich traditions of Hawaiian culture. ‘Imiloa, which means “exploring new knowledge,” reflects both the Hawaiian voyages of discovery and the explorations of astronomy.

DBEDT – (Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism)

The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism is Hawaii’s resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages.

A long history with the DBEDT has facilitated a strong collaboration in the production of meetings, conferences and events.
For the past 10 years, our Conference Center has produced the Japan-US Science, Technology and Space ( JUSTSAP) symposium which brings together the east and west in a 7 day conference on space technology.

JUSTSAP: Japan-US Science, Technology and Space Applications Program

Established in 1990 under the aegis of the U.S.-Japan Leadership Council, JUSTSAP is a unique forum of distinguished scientists, educators, government officials, and business professionals dedicated to identifying and exploring innovative opportunities for international collaboration in space exploration.

Aloha Hula Arts

All conferences produced by the UH Hilo Conference Center begin with formal Hawaiian protocol welcoming delegates and visitors to our Island. Kiwala‘o Taylor, creator of the “Aloha Hula Arts”, is one of our Hula partners; she graduated to Kumu Hula from Halau O Kekuhi after studying with legendary Edith Kanaka‘ole, her daughters Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele and Nalani Kanaka‘ole Zane.